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Temporal range: Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Subfamily: Cebinae
Genus: Killikaike
Tejedor et al., 2006
Species: K. blakei
Binomial name
Killikaike blakei

Killikaike is an extinct genus of New World monkey. The genus includes one species, Killikaike blakei, that lived in Argentina during the Early Miocene.[1]

Killikaike blakei was collected in southern-most Argentina in January, 2005 and the type specimen consists of a remarkably well preserved face. Unfortunately the neurocranium is not present. The specimen was named for the locality where it was found Killik Aike Norte, on the estate of the Blake family.[1]

Perry et al. (2014) considered K. blakei to be a junior synonym of Homunculus patagonicus.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tejedor, Marcelo F.; Adán A. Tauber; Alfred L. Rosenberger; Carl C. Swisher III; María E. Palacios (2006-03-27). "New primate genus from the Miocene of Argentina". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103 (14): 5437–41. doi:10.1073/pnas.0506126103. PMC 1459373Freely accessible. PMID 16567649. 
  2. ^ Jonathan M.G. Perry; Richard F. Kay; Sergio F. Vizcaíno; M. Susana Bargo (2014). "Oldest known cranium of a juvenile New World monkey (Early Miocene, Patagonia, Argentina): Implications for the taxonomy and the molar eruption pattern of early platyrrhines". Journal of Human Evolution. 74: 67–81. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.03.009. PMID 25081638.